Bill Gilbert, Melony Kay Gilmore, Donald R. Pheffer, Lois J. Wampler

Bill Gilbert

Bill Gilbert, 73, of Evansville, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway.

Bill Gilbert

Bill Gilbert

He was born on Feb. 16, 1947, in Evansville, to the late Orval R. and Lillian (Robertson) Gilbert. Bill was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ, where he was very active in Outreach and led many mission trips. He volunteered for United Caring Shelters, serving as president of the board. He was a member of the North Side Civitan Club. Bill started the current Horace Mann Insurance Agency, and also worked there part-time, after retirement until very recently. He enjoyed being an Uber driver, where he met many people. Bill loved to fish and share his fishing knowledge and skills with others.

Bill is survived by his wife, Linda Gilbert; his son Scott Staggs and his wife, Carrie; his daughter, Christy Staggs; grandchildren, Will, Chase, Savannah and Tate; his brother, Raymond Gilbert and his wife, Patricia; his sister, Suzette Gilbert; his nephews, Patrick Gilbert and his wife, Julianna, Skyelar MacLeod and his wife, Tara, and Zachary and Tarik Gilbert; and his niece, Eliza Gilbert;

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jeffrey B. Gilbert.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem United Church of Christ and United Caring Shelters.

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Melony Kay Gilmore

Melony Kay Gilmore, 60, of Edwardsport, joined her dad and brother in her heavenly home on April 1, 2020.

Melony was born on Nov. 30, 1959, the daughter of Donald R. and Judy Martin Gilmore. She was a special child of God and loved her golf cart adventures with her mother. She loved to color, sing, listen to music, eat popcorn with her family and get together with her family. She was a member of the Edwardsport United Methodist Church and was always kissing and hugging her family.

She is survived by her mother, Judy Gilmore of Edwardsport; her sisters, Lori A. Buskirk and her husband, Jeff, of Edwardsport, Donna D. Hastings and her husband, Mike, of Edwardsport; a sister-in-law, Sherry Gilmore of Bicknell; her nieces and nephews, Donald Gilmore III and his wife, Britney, Tyler Gilmore and his wife, Jayda,  Aubrey Bilskie and her husband, Cort, and Ben Buskirk; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

Melony was preceded in death by her father, Donald R. Gilmore; a brother, Donnie R. Gilmore; and a great-nephew and a great-niece.

Private services will be held and a public celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. She will be laid to rest next to her dad in the Edwardsport Town Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Edwardsport United Methodist Church. Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for the Gilmore Family.

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Donald R. Pheffer

Donald R. Pheffer, 66, of Vincennes, passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Willow Manor.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1953 in Vincennes to Roy and Patty (Arthur) Pheffer. Don had worked as a chef at Troy’s, Charlie’s Smorgasbord, The Executive Inn, and had last worked at Bridges of Indiana. A member of the Central Church of Christ, he loved his grandchildren, horse racing, NASCAR, and the St. Louis Cardinals. An avid Disney lover, he was known to many as Donald Duck.

Surviving are his wife Stephanie (Blessinger) Pheffer, who he married on Feb. 16, 1980; his mother Patty Pheffer of Vincennes; his children, Ashley Graham of Vincennes, Jennifer Pheffer of Vincennes, and Joshua Pheffer and his wife, Chelsea, of Bridgeport, Illinois; his sister, Susan Thompson and her husband, Ron, of Bruceville; two grandchildren, Johnny and Brianna Graham; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceding him in death were his father, Roy Pheffer, and an infant sister, Judy Pheffer.

Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Anyone interested will be able to watch the service live on Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home Facebook page and you will be notified when it goes live. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Vincennes is honored to assist the Pheffer family with arrangements.

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Lois J. Wampler

Lois J. Wampler, 92, of Bicknell, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Lois was born on July 12, 1927 in Freelandville, the daughter of Glessie and Amelia Held Carrico. She was a graduate of Freelandville High School and was a lifelong member of Bethel Church. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Freelandville Nursing Home. She was an active volunteer at the Good Samaritan Hospital.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Paul Ed Carrico and his, wife, Mary Joan, of Worthington, Kim Wampler and his wife, Carol, of Westphalia, Rita Hennette and her husband, Mike, of Linton, and Bonnie Brown and her husband, Bruce, of Vincennes. She was also blessed with several great-nieces and great-nephews and two great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Max Carrico; and two sisters, Ruth “Ruthie” Wampler and in infancy Alice Carrico.

Private gravesite services will be held and she will be buried in Bethel Cemetery with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating. Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel is honored to assist Lois’s family during their time of loss.

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